Reports to:     Deputy Director of Data Systems

Salary:              Competitive and commensurate with experience

Location:         New Haven, CT 





The Connecticut RISE Network (RISE) is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure all RISE high school students graduate with a plan and the skills and confidence to achieve college and career success. Founded in 2016, RISE partners with Connecticut public high schools to lead statewide networks where school communities work together to use data to learn and improve. We partner with school communities across the state to understand complex challenges, unpack data, pilot new innovations, and scale effective practices.

Today, the RISE Network represents a collaboration between nine high schools and eight public school districts that form our core partnership network, reaching over 13,000 students; the majority of RISE students identify as Black, Latinx, and/or low-income. RISE high schools work together to ensure all students experience success as they transition to, through, and beyond high with a strong foundation in Grade 9, RISE high schools pursue school-wide improvements in Grades 9 through 12 that support college and career readiness, access, and success.


Position Summary and Essential Job Functions:


The RISE Junior Data Engineer will play an integral role supporting the Network’s research and analytic functions.  RISE is seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to serve on a team collaborating with schools and districts to support data tools, systems, and practices to improve student outcomes.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is passionate about closing achievement gaps and developing the potential of all students regardless of life circumstance.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 Database Management:

  • Facilitate the integration of new school variables into existing data warehouses and data tools

  • Support the ETL (extract, transform, load) data pipeline

  • Create data sets from raw files, bringing together longitudinal and immediate data for a variety of indicators

  • Uphold the highest data security standards

 Data Systems and Tools:

  • Monitor RISE district data needs and challenges, proactively looking for ways to enhance data-driven decision-making and workflow

  • Collaborate on the design, development, and ongoing refinement/maintenance of new data products and tools to address district data needs

  • Maintain existing data tools through rigorous, ongoing, quality assurance

  • Transform educator feedback into improvements and enhancements for existing online dashboards

 Data Practices:

  • Use data tools and dashboards to facilitate deeper understandings of student performance and serve as a support for school and district data team meetings

  • Provide support to RISE leaders around data systems and practices

  • Join cross-functional teams to effectively launch new data tools and complementary resources, promoting educator buy-in, understanding, fluency, enthusiasm, and high usage rates

  • Develop and maintain a “Help Desk” process for users of RISE data tools


Required Knowledge and Skills:


  • Demonstrated proficiency with spreadsheets and Google apps

  • Strong sense of accountability and responsibility for results

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork

  • Ability to interact professionally and earn credibility with a diverse range of stakeholders

  • Commitment to systems-driven solutions for scalable and sustained impact

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Strong belief that all students can learn and achieve at high levels

  • Ability to ramp up on new content and work in an independent and self-motivated manner

  • Desire to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and results-driven environment

  • Ability to conduct analyses and present results in a variety of written and visual formats

  • Sense of humor, positive attitude, and willingness to work in a collaborative environment

  • Knowledge of SQL, R, and/or Python required


Preferred Knowledge and Skills;

  • Experience with version control systems (preferably Git)

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required

  • Minimum of one year of relevant experience

RISE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.